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Sheldon Levy announced as new CEO of NEXT Canada

Sep 06, 2017

Sheldon Levy, deputy minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development and former president of Ryerson University, is set to become CEO of Next Canada, a non-profit that aims to develop Canada's next generation of entrepreneurs.

Mr. Levy will take up his new job on November 1, in a position that puts him where he is happiest, helping young people launch their careers.

"I just said, 'What do I enjoy doing the most? What have I been successful in doing and where are my networks that can contribute?' [They were] all in areas where Next wanted my help," Mr. Levy, 67, said. "When you're my age you'd better want to make things better, to make a difference."

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